Monet Inspired Watercolour

More Monet… more problems… or Puns. Lol, do you get the Impression that puns are phun? 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Monet Inspired Watercolour

Fabulous Von Raptor – Monet Inspired Watercolour

Claude Monet and his pretty flowerscapes, gorgeous in the oily flesh and when viewed through a computer monitor. I ABSO-FRIKIN’-LOOTLY adore Monet, if only I could afford an original… or even a bloody cheap printed mouse pad. I’m not saying I’m cheap… I’m saying that printed mouse pads are rubbish for gamers.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Monet Inspired Watercolour

Fabulous Von Raptor – Monet Inspired Watercolour

Moving back from Geekie-Gamer to Nerding-Out-Over-Art; my previous post highlighted that Monet was incredibly taken/tormented by colour – one of the powerful aspects in he’s works as a Impressionist, the use and layering of colour. *Incoming Sad/In-the-feels* One of the more depressing manifestations of Monet’s obsession with colour was with the final study he did on one of his most beloved subjects/muses’; he’s wife first wife and mother to their two children – Camille Doncieux. She is featured in MANY of his works.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Monet Inspired Watercolour

Fabulous Von Raptor – Monet Inspired Watercolour

Not uncommon for that time, Camille fought an un-winnable battle against The Consumption – her condition was worsened, having broken out in a bout of pregnancy. Tuberculosis, being fairly common and untreatable… life moved on and some sufferers even coitus  attempted childbirth… despite being virtually on deaths, albeit colourful door. Cap things off, Camile was diagnosed with cancer… recap: Tuberculosis > Childbirth (dangerous enough by itself) > Cancer. Game over.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Monet Inspired Watercolour

Fabulous Von Raptor – Monet Inspired Watercolour

Arguably a very hectic time for the young family; one of Monet’s coping mechanisms for the loss of his beloved, was again colour. Monet undertook a final study in vibrant oil paints, with his dead wife as the subject – later confessing to his friend the compulsion to analyse colours… an ongoing joy and torment:

“I one day found myself looking at my beloved wife’s dead face and just systematically noting the colours according to an automatic reflex!”

Fabulous Von Raptor - Monet Inspired Watercolour

Fabulous Von Raptor – Monet Inspired Watercolour

Get this look – and for gods sake, don’t get too into the colours you’re going to use! It’s important, yes. But don’t transfix, bad… like Transfats. Next thing you know, you’ll be widowed/widower, penniless, with mouths to feed. White base on all talons excluding the feature – this need to be a orange with a pink sheen glitter. Layer on permanent markers onto the white… at random… in what ever colours you chose. Take rubbing alcohol, onto a brush… dab onto the marker at random, creating your oil paint/watercolour look. When it sets, if your not happy with the look – or if it washes out too much, add more marker. Repeat and topcoat. Done, voila – colour study complete.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Monet Inspired Watercolour

Fabulous Von Raptor – Monet Inspired Watercolour

And… you’re back in the room. The happy, shiny, no consumption room – everything’s healthy. I adore Monet and – as above – ABSO-FRIKIN’-LOOTLY LOVE this look. I’ve had it on longer than average… I’ll take it this one to my DEATH. Not really – stay tuned! More to come.

Look how powerful the use of colour can be?! And no one had to die!

Look how POWERFUL the use of colour can be?! And no one had to die! – I. CANNOT. EVEN!!!

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

What’s your experiences with obsessions; is it colour, is it glitter, is it textures? Mine changes… colour, glitter, print, holographic, texture… and so on.

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